Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


This week's program presents music by seven composers born in 1874: Reynaldo Hahn, Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, Serge Koussevitzsky, Franz Schmidt, Arnold Schoenberg and Josef Suk.


You'll hear waltzes, mazurkas, even a bolero or two on this program of dances by John Adams, Frederic Chopin, Gabriel Faure, Louis Moreau Gottschalk,  Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel,  Camille Saint-Saens, Antonio Soler, Johann Strauss II, Karol Szymanowski and Giuseppe Verdi.


This week's program will bring you "Music for One" -- music composed for a single, unaccompanied instrument -- by C. P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Benjamin Godard, Vincent Persichetti, Priaulx Rainier and Egon Wellesz.


It takes a village to raise a child, and sometimes it takes more than one composer to write a piece of music. You'll hear six collaborative compositions this week -- a piece for violin and piano by a pair of composers, a set of orchestral variations by six, a string quartet by four, a percussion quartet by two, a ballet score by five, and a piano concerto by seven (or maybe more).


To mark the end of Discover Classical's fall pledge drive, this week's program features music that pays tribute to patrons. The composers are Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Françaix, Alexander Glazunov, Howard Hanson and P. I. Tchaikovsky.


The upcoming season of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance marks Neal Gittleman's twenty-fifth anniversary as music director of the Dayton Philharmonic. To celebrate that partnership, this week you’ll hear some of their recordings of music by William Bolcom, Edward Elgar, Ottorino Respighi, Tomas Svoboda, and Richard Wagner.


You'll hear music from nineteenth-century Bohemia on this week's program, including a complete performance of Bedrich Smetana's Ma Vlast. The other featured composers are Frantisek Skroup and Antonin Dvorak.